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This page serves as a clearinghouse for information on evolving COVID-19 response guidance for the SFU community. Please direct any questions or concerns to covid19@francis.edu.

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  • On-Campus Operations Resume

    Governor Tom Wolf placed Cambria County into the “Green Phase” of the statewide reopening plan beginning Friday, June 5, 2020  which allows Saint Francis University to begin reopening following CDC guidelines. Read the press release.

  • Reopening Schedule

    Tours and Visits

    • In-person campus tours will resume Monday, June 8th for the high school graduating class of 2020 and transfer students.  Health and safety considerations will be in place for visitors.
    • Members of the high school graduating class of 2021 may schedule campus visits to begin as early as Wednesday, July 1st.

    Employees

    • All employees may return to work,  June 8.

    Health Science Programs (upperclass/graduate students)

    • Physician Assistant Science (yellow phase approval),  June 1
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy,   June 15
    • Nursing,  June 29 
    • Occupational Therapy,  July 6

    Additional Summer Academics

    Fall 2020 Semester (earlier start and end dates)

    • New Student Check-in, August 13
    • Returning Student Move-in,  August 16
    • First Day of Classes,  August 17
    • Mass of the Holy Spirit,  August 20
    • Last Day of Classes, November 20
    • Final Exams, November 21-25 (including Saturday) 

    Francis Worldwide

    • Module I August 17 - October 11
    • Module II October 5 - November 29

     

     

    Guidance for Reopening
    Resources for Current Students

    We've been hard at work setting up safety considerations to ease into "normal" face-to-face interactions beginning this summer. Sure things will look different. Daily wellness checks will be a thing. Plus you will see plenty of modifications in the classrooms, dining areas, and residence halls.

    Welcoming Current Students Back - Safely

    Guidelines for Summer Students Returning for In-Person Instruction 

    Welcoming New Students - Safely

    The  safety considerations in the above link will be used across campus, although generally new students will not receive private rooms.  Housing assignments will be made by the Office of Residence Life throughout the summer. If you have questions you may call 814-472-3929.

    Flexibility is Key

    Some decisions regarding campus protocols may come closer to the beginning of the semester as we must remain flexible and prepared to adjust to the changing trajectory of the virus and government mandates.  Updates will be provided on this page as well as through emails and RAVE alerts.

     

    Important Links for your Health

     

    Resources for Employees

    Daily Wellness Check-in

    During the phased reopening employees will report for a daily wellness check-in at Stokes before reporting to work. 
    Yellow Phase reporting check-in instructions

    Personal Workspace Disinfecting

    We all need to play a part in making sure COVID-19 stays away from campus. The cleaning staff  are using Quat-Stat 5, a chemical that disinfects surfaces from COVID-19 in daily cleaning. Each department will receive their own Quat-Stat 5 spray bottle to keep campus extra clean.      
    How to use Quat-Stat 5

    In the Case of Symptoms

    myhealth@school (Student Health): As an accredited health care facility, our Student Health Center has staff who are trained in current infectious disease control procedures, and protocols are in place if someone were to present with symptoms requiring testing, isolation, or care. myhealth@school has been planning for weeks to ensure they have ample medical supplies and staffing to be prepared to care for our student community. Call (814) 472-3008 immediately if you have symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed case. We have established protocol to work with the Department of Health, and they will handle all suspected cases and determine the testing needs.  

    COVID-19 State & Federal Information

    More information about the coronavirus as well as guidance on prevention and travel can be found at the following resources:

     

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